A paddleboarder from Rustington who had a close encounter with a seal in the River Arun has described it as an 'amazing' experience.
On Saturday, December 29, Peter Amos and his friend Faye Brunning went up the river Arun from Littlehampton to Arundel on their paddleboards.
At around 1.30pm, they spotted the seal sitting on a sand bank in the river, around the Ford area.
Peter said: "He entered the water and came up to us about two metres away and looked at us for a bit and as we paddled away.
"He followed us up the river for about another 500 metres before he turned and went the other way.
"It was amazing."